121. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the President 1

You decided yesterday to call Mike Pearson and to say to him that Dean Rusk will be bringing an important personal message1 from you when he goes up to the Ministerial discussions on U.S.-Canada relations next week. You may or may not want to indicate to Pearson that this message deals with our view that the very best possible Canadian should be assigned to the ICC team in Vietnam with the specific mission of conveying to Hanoi both warnings about its present course and hints of possible rewards in return for a change.

McG. B.
  1. Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President, McGeorge Bundy, Vol. 3. No classification marking.
  2. The message has not been found, but see Document 134.